This 2-day Advanced Adobe Illustrator training course focuses on the advanced features of Illustrator and powerful shortcuts to enhance your workflow.

Our friendly, experienced Illustrator trainers will quickly get you using its advanced tools confidently.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practise what you are being taught and try things out for yourself.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using Illustrator’s most powerful functions.

An advanced course that focuses on Illustrator’s most powerful features.
Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you will be an Illustrator expert, confident using all of its tools and functions.

With plenty of practice to consolidate what you learn as you go along, by the end of this course you’ll be able to create any image you can think of.

You’ll learn about:

  • Masks
  • Adjusting Typography
  • Enhancing Fills and Strokes
  • Filters, Effects and Graphic Styles
  • Converting Raster Images to Vector Art
  • Creating Web Files

The Trainer

Our usual trainer for this course is Paul. He has been training people to use layout and graphic design packages for over 30 years.

He started his career working as a graphic designer. Then in 1989 he was asked to help train people use Aldus Pagemaker and CorelDraw and the rest is history.

He has focused on training Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator for the last 15 years.

Course Details

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Click on the sections below to see the full syllabus that is covered during this course.

  • Compound Paths
  • Cutting shapes using pathfinder
  • Outlining the stroke of a path
  • Creating offset paths
  • Introduction to clipping paths and opacity masks
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Creating opacity masks
  • Flow type
  • Linking type containers
  • Linking multiple type containers simultaneously
  • Wrapping text around items
  • Formatting body text
  • Setting document tabs
  • Inserting typographic characters
  • Using character Styles
  • Creating paragraph Styles
  • Editing Text
  • Proofing text
  • Replacing text
  • Managing font usage
  • Creating multiple fills and strokes
  • Adding colour to greyscale images
  • Creating a gradient mesh
  • Creating a pattern swatches
  • Applying patterns
  • Creating a seamless pattern
  • Transforming a pattern
  • Using the brushes palette
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Adjusting properties for an object that has a brush applied.
  • Filters versus effects
  • Applying a filter to a raster image
  • Creating distortion effects
  • Applying distortion effects
  • Stylise effects
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Using the effect gallery
  • Editing effects
  • Creating graphic styles
  • Creating vector versions of raster images
  • Auto tracing a raster image
  • Auto tracing scanned line art
  • Applying colour using live paint
  • Using live paint on vector art
  • Using the live paint selection tool
  • Printing Illustrations
  • Colour management
  • Conversion options
  • Making a crop area
  • Gradients, blends and colour considerations
  • Transparency flattening presets
  • Dealing with colour separations
  • Viewing artwork in pixel preview
  • Creating slices
  • Manipulating slices
  • Naming slices
  • Exporting web graphics

The Training Day

We include everything that you’ll need for two really busy, fun days of Illustrator training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for lunch.

We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

A full-colour manual covering everything in the course so that you can recap.
A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practise more in your own time.
A Certificate of Attendance to show you’ve been professionally trained.

Am I Ready For This Course?

This advanced Adobe Illustrator training course assumes that you are a competent Illustrator user.

It assumes that you have either attended our Introduction / Intermediate Adobe Illustrator training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in that course.

Online Training Requirements

To attend this Adobe Illustrator course online, you will need:

Illustrator on your Windows PC/laptop with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom to attend the course

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.